Saturday, January 21, 2012

Janusz Mackiewicz Quartet - Uklad Scalony (Soliton, 2009)

Janusz Mackiewicz Quartet (band)

Darek Herbasz - tenor and baritone saxophones
Dominik Bukowski - vibraphone, marimba
Janusz Mackiewicz - double bass
Michał Szczeblewski - drums

Układ Scalony (Soliton, 2009)

Death of a sideman, birth of a leader. That's how in short may be described this stage of a career of bassist Janusz Mackiewicz. Few musicians are able to travel that way and even fewer, like Mackiewicz, do that with a success. His debut in this new role was "Frogsville" released in 2008 but with this album he goes even further. Where? Towards ambitious mainstream jazz, marked by interesting compositions of the leader (all originals!), high quality of interplay between musicians whose exceptional skills are beyond question and occasionally looking towards distant shore of avantgarde. What else is needed to make such a simple-minded listener as I am happy?  

Listen to piece of his music from aforementioned "Frogsville:

Author: Maciej Nowotny


  1. hi there :-)
    i love Polish Jazz !
    one of the best scenes in the world.
    all the best and see ya in JIML :-)

  2. Wow!!! That's so nice of you. Thanks Raz ;-)))


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